Year Old Duke of Edinburgh Crashes His Land Rover In The UK


The Duke of Edinburgh, 97, was in the driving seat of his Land Rover when he pulled out of a driveway and hit another vehicle near the Sandringham Estate.

Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, miraculously escaped unhurt in a terrifying accident when a Land Rover the 97-year-old duke was driving flipped onto its side after a collision with another vehicle.

Many commentators use high profile auto crashes involving elderly drivers as a reason to call for bans or restrictions on older drivers.

In a statement, Norfolk police said both Prince Philip and the woman driving the Kia were given a Breathalyzer test, and both test results were negative.

Officers said the nine-month-old boy was uninjured.

On Friday, the Queen's transport manager Alex Garty was seen at Sandringham as a new Freelander was delivered to the royal residence.

A statement said: 'As is standard procedure with injury collisions, the incident will be investigated and any appropriate action taken'.

Police said they "are aware of the public interest in this case", but declined Friday to speculate on the cause of the collision.

It was claimed the Duke's Land Rover "came across the A149 like a somersault".

Witnesses said the duke was "conscious but very, very shocked and shaken" as he was pulled out from the wreckage of his overturned Land Rover, the Sun reported.

"Once myself and another chap had managed to pull the baby out, I went to the overturned auto".

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The Duke of Edinburgh is known for driving around Sandringham Estate.

Legend has it that Prince Philip regularly used the vehicle phone to make prank calls to Prince Charles, disguising his voice to prolong the joke. "I asked him to move his left leg and that freed his right leg and then I helped him get out". "He's a very courageous man".

"I either don't bother or just say, 'Look, if you want to ask..."

Warne said he helped free a baby from the second auto, a Kia, before helping the prince out of his vehicle, which was lying on its side.

After Prince Philip's traffic collision yesterday, the royal's health wasn't the only thing in question.

"I saw it careering, tumbling across the road and ending up on the other side".

The force is now investigating the crash, and it said "any appropriate action" will be taken if necessary.

The duke is back at Sandringham and has seen a doctor as a precaution, who confirmed he was not injured.

The environment, development and transport committee gave the thumbs up to plans to lower the speed limit from 60mph to 50mph and that speed cameras will be introduced.

The duke was driving a Range Rover and was pulling out of a driveway onto the A149 when the accident happened.

She added: "I saw a black, 4x4 type vehicle on its side and me and my son were like "oh my word, that doesn't look good".